SOUTH RANGE - Kathryn McKinstry, 86, of South Range passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Portage Health in Hancock.
She was born on October 7, 1927, in Painesdale, a daughter of John (Kathryn) Paavilainen. She attended the local schools in the area.
She traveled and lived in many places with her first husband while he was in the military. She lived in Calumet for 30 years before moving to South Range to be by her son. She enjoyed being home with her family and friends close by.
She married Ernest McKinstry on January 14, 1965, in Calumet and he preceded her in death in 1998.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, John and Sulo; and sister, Alma.
She is survived by sons, Michael McKinstry, and special care provider, Peggy Pizzi of South Range, Dennis (Martha) DeRosier, Doug (Pattie) DeRosier; daughters, Debra (Carl) Deiro of Hubbell and Terry (John) Harju; a local grandson, Jeremy Deiro of Hubbell; and numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Private services will be held.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family.
Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Condolences for the family may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.